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Mar 15, 2013 7:30pm PDT
willie had made time for. i saw this every time i came to city hall to visit mayor brown. while he was certainly making time for me and he's always been very open with me and i appreciate that, willie. he's never ever not responded when i have reached out adhesion always made time for me. this is a man who made time for people. it represented a very broad cross section of the people of san francisco. that is how it should be. i had no idea of what the outcomes were of those meetings. the fact is mayor brown was giving people access. to him and to city hall but in the same world in this city we have graced to have a willie brown. a man who is not only a bona fide celebrity. he's a celebrated presence, locally, nationally and also a dynamic leader. one can easily ascribe the words to his career, dazzling. it's a dazzling career full of deeply significant and dazzling first as we've mentioned. his mayoral inauguration included a party to which 10,000 people attended. local restaurants provided 10,000 meals to the homeless. who does that? on that kind of a scale? willie brown does that
Mar 17, 2013 7:30pm PDT
does that? on that kind of a scale? willie brown does that. [ applause ] i'm so glad you are applauding. it gives me time to get water. if i were younger, hipper, i would breakout into a rap right now to talk about his virtues and his life and career. if i were to do that, it might sound something like this. you all ready ? when you think of willie brown you want no other, he's the one you count as your brother, what else can i say? i can't say no more. through the streets of san francisco makes you want to sing. when you think of willie brown we like no other. he's the kind of dude that you like as your brother. i say he's the kind of dude that you want as your brother. he's the kind of dude that you want as your brother. [ applause ] but since i'm an old dude, i'm not going to do that because that would seem unseemly. what i do say is when this is all said and done, willie would seem to be an individual who em bodies the classic american story success of invention and reinvention. born of talent, skill, determination, brilliance, lots of plain old hard work. and the ability
Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
fashion icon, the one and the only the honorable willie l. brown junior. [ applause ] growing in the area, his accomplishments and contributions to the world at large and public service were not lost on me and it is really been a dream come true for me to grow up and get to know him professionally and personally. my father and willie were acquaintances and fraternity brothers. >> when he was elected the first african american mayor i was right up there front and center in 1996 and channel five was out there reporting and they included me in the news coverage and interviewed me and i was historical and crying and emotional and the camera lingered on my black power fist. and fast forward for when i was in washington, d.c. when i was there for barack obama first inauguration and there i went with my fist again more tears flowing and i was not the only one thinking about the shoulders on which the president stood, including those of mayor brown who without question paved the way for president obama and countness others. so today we celebrate all that he is and all that he has done and al
Mar 13, 2013 4:00am PDT
detective eddie brown: a task force has been working for eight days. we've had 88 arrests. we've gotten 20-something guns off the streets and the streets are going back to the community. so, we'll keep doing what we have to do to keep the city of pittsburgh clean and drug-free. we're going to go up on the steps there. we got a call on brushton avenue. we got a drug transaction going on there. possibly five to six actors involved. this is on the edge of the city. so, it's like we're chasing them out of the city and they're going onto the edge of penn hills right now. so we're going to go up and check it out. hermitage. officer: he's going. he's all in black. there goes another one. we're on monticello extension. this is monticello. it's got to be up top. it's monticello extension. there, on the steps. they coming down? we got them down the bottom. come on. one gold and dark and one gold and dark raider jacket on. come on. grab the wall. grab it. come on, big boy. what are you running for? i ran because he ran. brown: why did you run? get on the pole here. i was scared. scared of w
Mar 12, 2013 5:30pm PDT
dismissed it, saying the math doesn't add up. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the republican proposal, as president obama begins a series of meetings with members of congress to restart a bipartisan dialogue. >> woodruff: then we turn to the conversation sparked by facebook executive sheryl sandberg in her new book about women juggling careers, family, and leadership roles. >> brown: spencer michels reports on a gold mine of information stored in a gene data bank that could help revolutionize medicine. >> a large group of people about whom we know everything about their medical history. we can look across diseases and see, are there common elements in these diseases? >> woodruff: and on the daily download, we look at the gap between what twitter followers think, and what polls reveal. >> like talk radio we shouldn't fall into the trap of thinking it's like a public announcement. it's certainly what people are chattering about. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs n
Mar 12, 2013 6:00pm PDT
republicans on thursday he confers with senate republicans and house democrats. >> brown: we explore further the politics and the policies of the competing budget plans with nancy cook, the economic and fiscal policy correspondent for the "national journal." so, still again, two very different visions, right? you referred to it in your report as world views. start with the republicans. what did we hear today? >> sure. a lot of what we heard from the republicans is very similar to what we heard from them in the past. they want to change medicare for people starting in 2024 and turn it into more of a voucher program where people go out and buy their own private health insurance. they want to block grant things like medicaid and food stamps so that it goes through state funding. it changes from an open entitlement program to something that will only support people as long as the money lasts. and they want to unwind some things that federal government spends money on, like housing giants fannie mae and freddie mac. but these are really policies that we have heard from them before. there
Mar 18, 2013 10:30am PDT
. the brown twin sisters have been with us for many decades. mary is here today, she's here in celebration and memory of her sister as we all are and we want to take this opportunity to use the arbor day to have a cedar tree, a tree that will grow taller than mary or i. it will grow to be a hundred feet tall. it will be a tree that will be celebrated here in san francisco for generations to come and we thought it would be not only appropriate, but we thought it would be our honor by planting this tree in recognition of vivian and her wonderful contributions to our city. and we are especially blessed with maryann honoring us with her presence. it's not that easy for her to get around these days but she has and continues to be part of an incredible twin sisters. but now she's also missing vivian as much as we are and we felt this would be a proper way to create a celebratory atmosphere on how we miss vivian, how much she meant to us and take this opportunity for arbor day to plant this tree in her name. how is that, maryann for a great celebration? >> wonderful. i know my sister
Mar 14, 2013 4:00am PDT
interested in capturing this gentleman if you want to pass it out. officer greg brown: this street has homes in other areas would be a half million dollars. doctors and lawyers live up here. and when you get to the end of the street, it's bedlam. you know, you think you're in another area or something. stratton: it's a shame, because there's a lot of nice houses on that street we just came off of. lot of professional people still live in and around roxbury. it's a shame because all you see on the news is all the bad stuff. people don't realize there's good people still in roxbury. 99% of them are. and it's a small percentage of them that are doing all this crime. okay, we're responding to a call-- a radio call for a man dealing drugs from a bedroom window at annunciation road. the complainant says that there's a lot of foot traffic and, you know, that kind of stuff so we're going to ride in and check it out. generally we can't go inside the house but if we got a complainant outside wanting to meet us and give us a description we can do a further investigation. you called us? man: i was
Mar 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: xi jingping assumed the presidency of china today. he now controls the army, the communist party and the state in the world's second largest conomy. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we assess what the change means for china, and the united states and the biggest issues between them: trade, defense and cyber security. >> brown: then, as pope francis embarks on his first full day as pontiff, we examine his roots in argentina. >> woodruff: margaret warner talks to michigan governor rick snyder after he recommended an emergency manager to take over the finances of the troubled city of detroit. >> we've got at least 50 years of this problem growing and a lot of people on good faith in the past have tried to solve it and have been unsuccessful. so the way i view it as is this is all hands on deck. >> brown: spencer michels has the story of the high tech splash of lights transforming san francisco's bay bridge into a work of art. >> it was overwhelming. it was really
Mar 20, 2013 5:30pm PDT
middle east is still possible. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight, margaret warner is traveling with the president and briefs us on his first trip to israel as head of state. >> ifill: then, we examine the allegations that chemical weapons have been used in the syrian conflict. >> brown: judy woodruff updates the efforts to pass gun control legislation in congress and around the country. >> ifill: ray suarez talks to an emergency room doctor whose new book recounts his return home to work on the frontlines in inner city newark. >> we have an overflux of patients cong ito the emrgen deptmen andif you're using the ambulance system for a non-emergency issue, you are taking away from that person who's not able to breathe. now imagine that was your grandmother, imagine that was your father. >> brown: and hari sreenivasan begins a series of stories on the impact high-speed broadband is making on our lives. tonight, the changing landscape of the entertainment industry. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding
Mar 20, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. >> brown: tomorrow, margaret will report on president obama's trip to the west bank and his meeting with president mahmoud abbas of the palestinian authority. still to come on the "newshour" tonight: after our look at the questions surrounding chemical weapons in syria; the state of play on gun control laws; life and death in the emergency room in newark, new jersey and high speed internet changing what we watch and how we watch it. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the federal reserve stood by its aggressive plan to stimulate the u.s. economy, keeping short-term interest rates at record lows. and it said there are signs the economy is getting stronger. one of those signs-- unemployment-- fell to a four- year low of 7.7% in february. still, the fed predicted it won't reach 6.5% until 2015. the fed and its chairman, ben bernanke, also had words of caution for congress. >> i do believe that long-term fiscal stability is extremely important and i urge congress and the administration, as i always do when i go to testify, to do whatever is necessar
Mar 19, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. he has brown hair and brown eyes.he's 5-foot-ten -- and weighs 150 pounds. parking meters along this stretch of polk street in san francisco could soon disappear. the city wants to take away about 200 parking spaces - to make way for a new bike lane. for [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess missed it! we couldn't just move the tv all willy-nilly all over the house. ohh! ohh! kids today have it so good. ok. [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv starting at $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. adds more cars to the street, these cab drivers feel their business will lose value. it's going to be quite a bit longer before anyone will be getting a table at the chez panisse restaurant in berkeley. the damage from a march 8th fire turns out to be worse than initially
Mar 21, 2013 3:00pm PDT
from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: president obama called on young israelis to see the world through palestinian eyes and challenged israeli and palestinian leaders to abandon formulas and habits that have blocked peace. but even amid his visit, the old threats and realities of violence were present. margaret warner reports from jerusalem. >> warner: the second day of the president's trip to israel and the west bank was met with rocket fire from one place mr. obama won't go: hamas-controlled gaza two landed in sderot, israel in a clear breach of the ceasefire between the islamist hamas faction and israel struck late last year. there were no injuries. a little-known militant group claimed responsibility, saying it wanted to show that israel could not protect its airspace during mr. obama's visit the israeli mayor of sderot said there was another message from militants to president obama: >> the message is "why you go to ramallah? we are the owners of this region. you can arrive to gaza and talk with us. why do you go to talk with abu mazen in ramallah?" >> warner: abu mazen is
Mar 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: two years into the syrian uprising, we look at the situation on the ground, and the diplomatic debate over aiding the rebels. >> woodruff: kwame holman reports from the annual gathering of american conservative activists, who are trying tchartheir political future. >> with last november's defeat of mitt romney, this key bloc of conservative enthusiasts has set its sights on a new goal: reshaping and re-energizing the republican party. >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: miles o'brien continues his investigation into drinking water contaminated with chromium six and the regulators responsible for cleaning it up. >> yeah, it causes cancer. that's the biggest health concern. >> we know that for sure. >> there's no doubt about it. it's considered a human carcinogen by all the major regulatory agencies in the world. >> brown: and we close with today's congressional testimony by the woman who headed j.p. morgan's risk unit about a billion dollar trading error. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on
Mar 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
: we'll get you back soon to finish the conversation. >> brown: still to come on the "newshour": the view from argentina of pope francis; an emergency manager for detroit; the bright lights on san francisco's bay bridge and japan's recovery, two years on. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: president obama went back to the capitol for a third day, bidding to build support for a long-term budget deal. he met today with both senate republicans and house democrats. but it was unclear how much headway he will be able to make. most republicans are balking at any additional tax hikes to cut the deficit. many democrats are opposed to substantial cuts in entitlement spending. the democratic led senate judiciary committee approved a new ban on assault-style weapons today. the bill would outlaw the sale of 157 kinds of semi-automatic weapons and limit ammunition clip sizes to 10 bullets. it passed on a party-line vote of ten to eight, with all republicans opposed. but it faces long odds in the full senate. the head of the transportation security administra
Mar 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
global stocks. >. it's outright theft. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown kicks off a week of stories about the middle east, starting with israel's new governing coalition sworn into office today. >> ifill: paul solman reports on older workers in academic institutions, professors in the classroom long past age 65. >> am i keeping track of jobs? yes. that's okay. as long as i'm a good teacher, that's what's important. >> woodruff: and we examine the republican national committee's call for a new direction for the g.o.p., a road map hoping for a rebound in 2016 and beyond. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station f
Mar 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
brown begins with israel's new government. brown: in jerusalem today, workers literally rolled out the red carpet as part of a final preparations ahead of president obama's trip to the region. at the same time, israel's new coalition government was itself installed. led again by prime minister benjamin netanyahu but including new key players. its formation took weeks of negotiations after netanyahu won re-election in january's parliamentary elections. a victory accompanied by the surprisingly strong second-place finish of yair lapid. today netanyahu had to say about his new government stance on relations with the palestinians. >> with a palestinian partner who is willing to conduct negotiations in good faith, israel will be prepared for historic compromise that will end the conflict with the palestinians forever. >> brown: on one important issue, new jewish settlements in the west bank and east jerusalem, the country's new housing minister said yesterday that building would continue in, quote, accordance with what the government's policy has been thus far. palestinian leadership has re
Mar 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
>> brown: syria marked a new milestone of misery today-- the second anniversary of protests that exploded into civil war. but there was no prospect of new peace efforts, even as the numbers of dead and displaced continued to climb. more fighting marked the two years since the uprising began against syrian president bashar al-assad with no end in sight. a general for the free syrian army-- speaking from an undisclosed location-- vowed to press on. >> i know our battle is not so easy. we have to fight against planes, we will not stop until this criminal regime has gone. demonstration against the >> brown: it began with a demonstration against the government, during the arab spring of 2011. the spark came in the southern city of daraa, where security forces beat a group of teen-age boys. their crime: scrawling anti- assad slogans on their school wall. from there, the protests spread, the regime cracked down violently, and fighting erupted. it's since grown into a full- blown civil war, with the rebels seizing large chunks of territory. in all, more than 70,000 syrians have died. rus
Mar 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
, danny glory, willie brown and now london breed who have given of themselves, that all people, black, white, yellow, brown and red might reach their full potential. almighty god, hear us as we lay our lives before you to be blessed. help us to know ourselves through godly introspection, that in seeing ourselves as you see us, we may more readily revise and correct our lives. we know that you have made us one and all in your image. and, so, we pray that we will mirror you as we live our day to day lives. we are broken people living in a broken world, and we need you to help us to cope and mend our brokenness. we pray for those who have been pushed into the zone of desperation. we pray for those with illnesses that medical science cannot cure. we pray for those in whom hate has become malignant and those in whom hope has died. bless our fair city and its leadership. bless our governor, and give strength to our president barack obama. this is our prayer in jesus' name, amen. >>> amen. (applause) >> lift every voice and sing till earth and heaven ring, ring with the harmonies of liberty.
Mar 15, 2013 4:00am PDT
spring flower and plants that remain as brown stubbel on the chins of my train. take care of dry foilage. i let the japanese maybel swat the afi ds on it's own. purple spotted brush. 2 calla lillies take root. birds return listening to lost meats all day until dusk beckons them to come to the nest and try again in the morning. this next poem is indian an ina ontholingly. on telegraph avenue it's no longer in existence, the sadness of this. berkeley, late fall. um -- this is from forest hamer who is a bay area poet who wrote berkeley late spring. this is berkeley late fall. i have been browsing the peet ree section had come to lose the unconcern but persistant rain that followed me in as a trail of damp shoe prints and dripping conscientious hacompanied to a solitude. i ran my right index if anything are across each spine flesh going along volume and groove. imagine the book seller anding by to fold and flatten we down to on an oblong shape and reshelf me into an americay sandwich between the t's and v's stacked up along the unexpected and unknown. i notice that the pe ems i imagi
Mar 15, 2013 2:30pm PDT
woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: two years into the syrian uprising, we look at the situation on the ground, and the diplomatic debate over aiding the rebels. >> woodruff: kwame holman reports from the annual gathering of american conservative activists, who are trying to chart their political future. >> with last november's defeat of mitt romney, this key bloc of conservative enthusiasts has set its sights on a new goal: reshaping and re-energizing the republican party. >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: miles o'brien continues his investigation into drinking water contaminated with chromium six and the regulators responsible for cleaning it up. >> yeah, it causes cancer. that's the biggest health concern. >> we know that for sure. >> there's no doubt about it. it's considered a human carcinogen by all the major regulatory agencies in the world. >> brown: and we close with today's congressional testimony by the woman who headed j.p. morgan's risk unit about a billion dollar trading error. >> woodruf
Mar 19, 2013 5:30pm PDT
brown talks to john allen in rome. >> me where againing now the focus shifts from style to substance and the question becomes how is this new tone going to be translated into the hard work of actuallygoverning the church? there, of course, the challenges are considerably more steep >> ifill: we continue our series of stories about the middle east, margaret warner reports on the divide among the two leading palestinian factions, and its impact on the quest for peace. . >> it is really a divide over power. who's going to control what and what's going to be in a stronger position to win the palestinian people and who's going to have the narrative on its side? >> woodruff: and we examine a dramatic shift in public opinion with a majoritof aricans supporting same sex marriage. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving o economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life
Mar 20, 2013 12:00am PDT
five votes that i've taken in my 17 years in congress. >> right. a new report from brown university says the total cost of the war in iraq has been $2.2 trillion. the cost can double or triple when you take interest payments into account. why is it that your republican colleagues don't ever talk about this when they talk about our debt? they never mention this tremendous part of that debt. >> one thing that was so frustrating to a lot of democrats who consider ourselves to be fiscally responsible is of course, you had the bush tax cuts. then right after, you had the attacks on september 11th and you had the war on afghanistan, which i supported and almost all of the members of congress did, because those were the people that attacked us. but then, you had the war in iraq and both afghanistan and iraq were fought as quote emergencies, which means they weren't included in the annual deficits. so, now, when they're talking about a budget that cuts student loan programs for gi members, people coming back from iraq and afghanistan now they're not getting their student loans. because this
Mar 13, 2013 6:00pm PDT
jerry brown held a press conference in san francisco. the projects are in riverside county and a wind farm planned in november. they are expected to power 340,000 homes. >>> we start off the morning with coastal fog, dense fog advisory was in effect, we will see dense fog again tomorrow morning. fog moving in right now. that is the south tower of the bridge. i know we have fog by the cliff house, you can see it there. fog over the hills, it will have an impact on tomorrow's highs. 80 today in santa rosa. 84 morgan hill. temperatures drop off tomorrow. just going to drop off a couple degrees. instead of 80 degrees, we will be 68, 72. mid-70s as well. we are dry and we stay dry. we have been warm. we will stay warm but trend down because of the fog. model isn't picking it up. we have fog at the beach and towards pacifica and half moon bay. the fall will make it further inland tonight. the forecast highs tomorrow, about what i am seeing now. these are current temperatures. that wouldn't -- those work well for highs. 76 antioch. still warm outside. marine layer stretches a little bit in r
Mar 19, 2013 3:00pm PDT
1.7 trillion in estimated war costs according to a recent study by brown university. today some baghdad residents spoke of little progress and expressed anger at the united states. >> the americans did not do anything when they came to iraq. they granted freedom to iraq? what freedom are they talking about? >> warner: in washington, president obama issued a statement marking the anniversary saying he joined in paying tribute to all who served and sacrificed in one of our nation's longest wars. earlier i spoke to jane arraf a reporter earlier, i spoke to jane arraf, a reporter for al-jazeera english and the christian science monitor, about today's violence in baghdad and life in post-war iraq. welcome jane. what is known about who or what's behind today's car bombings and suicide attacks? >> well, the finger, judy, is always pointed at al qaeda and al qaeda-linked groups. because they view the attacks to have the fingerprints of that organization. it was extremely coordinated attack as you saw, more than 20 bombs, many car bombs and then for good measure they threw in some suicid
Mar 18, 2013 1:30pm PDT
landmark no. 10. >> thank you. i'm the sponsor of this landmark. miss brown is here. would you like to make remarks about the landmarking? >> yes. thank you. good afternoon supervisors, mary brown to present the proposed -- as individual landmark t building was added to the historic preservation in work program in june 2011 to september 19, 2012 and the october 3rd recommendation hearing. the commission voted unanimously for the building based on a historical and architectural buildings. from 1932-1950 served as a base of operations and through extra ordinarily rapid expansion and architectural art expression and extreme modern design and represents a successful merging of the two modern styles. examples of the design elements influenced by these styles includes a step backcountry way, curved walls and over hangs. features extend to the public lobby area which display art deco in spiert inspired on the door. and pattern railings. the property was recently purchased by jeff dar by and he's been contacted for preservation of the building. mr. dar beis in the process of stabilized the building
Mar 13, 2013 12:00pm EDT
: the senator from ohio. mr. brown: i assume a number of my colleagues have seen the movie "lincoln." one particularly brief but poignant moment of that movie showed the president's staff discouraged him from spending so much time talking to regular people, leaving the white house, inviting just normal people that weren't in politics every day or didn't work in the white house into the white house to talk. they were saying you're president, you have got to run this war, you have got so much to do, you shouldn't be meeting with people as much. lincoln said i need my -- he said i need my regular public opinion baths. i guess i would -- when i just listened to the last few speakers, particularly the republican leader, i think it's important that more people in this institution go out and talk to real people who are affected by this health care law who have already -- the 25-year-old who has already benefited from staying on her mother's health care plan, the person in the high risk pool that has insurance now. there is a friend of mine in ottawa county now does -- i'm sorry, in port cl
Mar 17, 2013 1:30am PDT
already contacting san jose. i'll be back later for more on sports. governor brown's new budget proposal may have some students paying the full cost of tuition. update news reporter saushe young explains. ">>>csu officials say it takes the average student 120 units to get an undergraduate degree. now govenor brown wants students who exceed 120 units to pay more for their education. that could mean as much as 1,600 dollars more a semester. students for equality is spreading the word about the new cap. "the thinking that this will be a solution is absolutely ridiculous." the new rule will begin this fall if the budget is passed this summer. the unit cap will start at 180 units and will lower to 150 units in fall 2015. students who exceed those caps will have to pay the full cost of tuition...the same amount that out of state students pay. standup - while the new unit caps wont go into effect until this fall, academic services are already advising high unit students against taking classes not major related. kato - what happened this semester and we've never done this before, but we
Mar 14, 2013 1:30pm PDT
that hires black and browns in this city? black and brown contractors primarily 'cause they're from the neighborhoods, they know the kids in the neighborhoods, they know me, they know some of the kids and some of the folks here and we know that we can make it happen. this city already has a local enterprise program, that has been very productive. we're not reinventing the wheel here. but what i'm saying here is that the local hire and local business enterprise -- if you step back and take a look at the bigger picture, we're talking about an economic recovery package for bay view, patient valley, a lot of folks out there that have their union work that are starving for work and a lot of contractors there that are starving for work and are willing to pay a good wage. thank you very much. >> thank you to all the speakers. at this time supervisor yee -- i would love to give you an opportunity to speak. odd to see you sitting on the other side of the table. >> good evening. i really wanted to be here tonight for -- for me, what i would consider historical vote. the reason i started this proc
Mar 18, 2013 2:30pm PDT
bbc's ben brown in baghdad. the only news we get of iraq in america is when there is a car bomb exploding. it's another indication there is some violence. how secure is the country? >> there are still car bombs and suicide bombs, but the violence is not as bad as it was. if you drive around baghdad, there are still lots of checkpoints and lots of traffic because of the checkpoints, but i do think people feel safer on the whole. we were at the national museum of iraq in baghdad the other day. that is where a lot of the ancient treasures that were there were looted in the early days after the american-led invasion. american troops were blamed for not protecting that museum better. while we were in the museum, we came across a group of american tourists who were visiting. i said to them, do you feel safe enough to be here in baghdad, what do your friends say back in the states when you say you are coming to baghdad? they say, well, our friends say we are crazy, but we wanted to see these ancient treasures. these are people who love archaeology. they love the ancient world. they wer
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